SIALKOT – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar, who was missing for days, appeared on a private news channel and blamed Imran Khan for the May 9 fiasco and even announced quitting politics.
Dar’s announcement and revelations were not something new as dozens of party leaders and some loyalists deserted PTI and blamed Imran Khan after attacks on military installments.
After Usman Dar’s explosive interview on a private news channel, his mother appeared in a video and challenged rival PML-N leader Khawaja Asif on the political field.
In a video statement, Dar’s mother said PML-N leader Khawaja Asif achieved the goals against Usman Dar at gunpoint, and his son finally quits politics. She then challenged Asif in politics, and reiterated support for the PTI chairman, who remained behind the bars for two months in multiple cases.
Mothers know their children best. Like the rest of the country she has also seen through Usman Dar's forced & illogical interview. Everyone from all walks of life know & appreciate that Imran Khan and PTI have condemned the May 9th event. Party or IK has no affiliation with it.… pic.twitter.com/HDDxM25cuo— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) October 4, 2023
In his first interview after the disappearance, Usman Dar accused the incarcerated party chairman Imran for orchestrating attacks that changed the country’s politics.
The young politician from Sialkot, who was considered a stalwart of PTI chairman Imran Khan, remerged on a private TV channel to give a warts-and-all picture of the party’s ‘nefarious designs’ against the military “for losing power through no-trust motion”.
Dar had spent months in hiding to avoid arrest in multiple cases before his abduction from Karachi’s Malir Cantt some 20 days ago. May 9 attacks were aimed at “removing Army chief General Syed Asim Munir”, he said.
He said May 9 incident did not occur in a day, when asked about who masterminded the May 9 attacks following Imran Khan’s arrest by paramilitary troops from Islamabad high court. Imran Khan himself ordered to attack the military installations in case of his arrest, the 49-year-old said.
Pakistani rupee continues recovering losses against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.
On Tuesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.6 for buying and 286.65 for selling.
Euro slides down to 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate inches up to 360 for buying, and 363.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.50 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 75.90.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.46||36.81|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.89||177.89|
The gold remained under pressure in Pakistan amid a huge drop in price of the precious metal despite in the international market.
On Tuesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs218,500 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs187,330.
Single tola of 24 karat is Rs218,500, 22 Karat Gold costs Rs200,290, rate of 21 karat gold stands at Rs191,190 whereas 18k gold rate is Rs163,875.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold saw huge drop in price, coming down to $2037 per ounce after drop of $81.79.
|Lahore||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Karachi||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Quetta||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Attock||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Multan||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|